Shit I love so much that yeah, I would marry it.
If there is anything quintessential to my existence– aside from breathing, writing & drinking– it is the perpetual summer I create for myself and (sometimes to their dismay) those around me. Born and bred in Southern California, the majority of my childhood weekends were spent at the beach or the pool. I can’t stand not being in the sun for more than a couple days, and there is nothing I love more than a cocktail next to a body of water.
That being said, my Dudefriend is from Chicago.
For the longest time my obsession with laying in the sun boggled him,
and totally fucked all my ideas of “fun”.
Luckily, over the past year Dudefriend,
a super gnarly snowboarder,
has picked up surfing.
This is hands down one of the best things
that has ever happened to our relationship.
Not only does this give us both a reason to be at the beach every weekend, but it has also brought professional surf videos back into my life, which in my personal opinion are the best (& only) pro-sport videos to watch. Skateboarding is kind of cool too but it just doesn’t have shit on surf videos. I know this because I worked at Active Ride Shop, which means I have seen a lot of skate videos and none of them are as dope as surf videos, and especially not THIS surf video.
I wanted to recount all my years spent scouring the Newport harbor for surfer boys, but I will spare you the gushy details of my pre-teens daydreaming about Kelly Slater and get to the point.
Lost Atlas fucking kills it.
1. SIIIICK surfers, including some household favorites
like Dane Reynolds, Craig Anderson & Dion Agius.
2. The cinematography looks straight out of a fucking Wildfox lookbook.
3. And most importantly to my audience, THE SOUNDTRACK IS INSANE.
Watching this video is like taking my ideal three months of vacation around the world looking through that perfect weed/sunglass filter and checking out mad babes while listening to a mixtape I made myself.
It features Dead Gaze, Summer Camp, White Fence, Dirty Beaches, La Sera, Washed Out, BAnanas Symphony, Grimes and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. It also features this totally critical New Zealand bro I’d never heard of named Connan Mockasin.
I dig this title track from his latest release,
which is also featured in Lost Atlas.
Seriously, I’ve been watching this surf video
like every other day for the last month,
and I’m still bowling the fuck over it.
I WORK OUT TO IT.
I SERIOUSLY DO LEG LIFTS TO THIS SURF VIDEO.
THAT’S HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS SHIT.
Congratulations, Kai Neville.
& HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANE REYNOLDS!